Monthly Archives: November 2012

Obama, Romney Lunch Ends Badly

WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Barack Obama met his vanquished Republican rival Mitt Romney for what was supposed to be a friendly lunch Thursday, but it ended badly. The meeting was held at a secret location selected by the Obama camp,  Louis’

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Girl Overheard: ‘Obama is a Blockhead, But He Did Get a Nice Tree’

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Enzo the Baker from ‘The Godfather’ Takes Over Hostess

Sicilian cakemaker going to make you a Twinkie you can’t refuse

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Correction: Mr. McFeeley did not say ‘all white folks were going to hell’

We apologize that in yesterday’s edition, we incorrectly attributed the quotation to Mr. McFeeley, beloved sidekick of children’s show icon Fred Rogers.  The actual quotation was spoken by Rev. Joseph Lowery, who gave the benediction at President Obama’s inauguration in 2009 in substitution for Rev.

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